Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Spring Break Events



Events for children and teens are scheduled throughout Spring Break Week.  

Please register for events here.

Events are planned for the ages listed; however older and younger siblings are welcome to attend most children's events.  Please let us know when you register. 

Toddler/Preschool Events

Tiny Tales
Thursday, April 6 at 10:30
2 years and under
Stories, rhymes, songs, finger plays, and play time.

Storytime
Friday, April 7 at 10:30
Ages 3-5
Books, rhymes, songs, finger plays, and a craft.

Createapalooza
Saturday, April 8, 10:30 – 12:00
Preschool – 1st grade
LEGO and DUPLO bricks, Squigz, building challenge, and more.


Elementary Events

Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Game 
3rd – 5th grade
Monday, April 3, 4:30 – 6:00
Decipher clues to find additional clues throughout the library and solve the puzzle.  Reading the book is NOT required to participate.  (However, it is a good book, so we recommend it!)

Get Creative! 
Kindergarten – 2nd grade
Tuesday, April 4, 1:00 – 3:00
Create a spring-themed craft.  Please register and then drop in any time between 1:00 and 3:00 to create.
  
Children’s Game Day 
Children - all ages
Thursday, April 6, 1:00 – 4:00
Wii games, board games, card games, cup stacking, and more.

Createapalooza
Preschool – 1st grade
Saturday, April 8, 10:30 – 12:00
LEGO and DUPLO bricks, Squigz, building challenge, and more.

Buildapalooza
2nd – 5th grade
Saturday, April 8, 1:30 – 3:00
LEGO bricks, Squigz, building challenge, and more.


TNT (Teen & Tween) Events:
(TNT events are for 6th - 12th graders only.)

TNT Tuesday
6th – 12th grade
Tuesday, April 4, 4:00 – 6:00
Decorate new signs for the youth areas of the library.

TNT Game Day
6th - 12th grade
Friday, April 7, 2:00 – 5:00
Wii games, board games, card games, cup stacking, and more.


Please register for events here.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

NEW - TumbleBook Library

http://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/autologin.aspx?userid=YoYzBRZ%2fAzWOYMpX2P7e3A%3d%3d

We have a NEW subscription to TumbleBook Library. 

Thank you to the Greater Milan Area Community Foundation for the grant which is funding this service.

See the TumbleBook Library to read and/or listen to:
  • animated picture books 
  • animated early readers
  • graphic novels
  • chapter books
  • nonfiction books
  • math stories
  • books in Spanish and French and a few books in other languages
Puzzles and games are available for many of the books:
  • Puzzles
  • Word Catch
  • Memory games
  • Match the Sentence
  • Spell Hop and other spelling games
  • Crossword puzzles
  • Word searches
To access the TumbleBook Library:
  • Click on the TumbleBook link here or on our website and then enter your library card number. 
  • Or, download the TumbleBook app from the iStore or Google Play Store.  Enter user name: milanpl and password: libra and then enter your library card number.  
  • From library computers, just click on the link here or on our website.   
If you have any problems accessing the site, please call us (734-439-1240) or email us (info@milanlibrary.org).


Monday, January 23, 2017

Youth Media Awards

The American Library Association (ALA) announced its youth media awards today.  See more information about these awards here and this year's winners here



Click on the titles below to see the books in our library or follow the "ebook" link for ebooks.  If you'd like our library to purchase a book we don't currently own, you may fill out a "suggestion for purchase" form at the library or online here.



John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature:

The Girl Who Drank the Moon, written by Kelly Barnhill

Newbery Honor Books
Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan, written and illustrated by Ashley Bryan
The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog, written by Adam Gidwitz, illustrated by Hatem Aly

Wolf Hollow, written by Lauren Wolk (ebook)





Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children:

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, illustrated and written by Javaka Steptoe

Caldecott Honor Books
Leave Me Alone!, illustrated and written by Vera Brosgol
Freedom in Congo Square, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, written by Carole Boston Weatherford
Du Iz Tak?, illustrated and written by Carson Ellis
They All Saw a Cat, illustrated and written by Brendan Wenzel







Corretta Scott King (Author) Book Award recognizing an African-American author of outstanding books for children and young adults:

March: Book Three, written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell

King Author Honor Books
As Brave as You, written by Jason Reynolds
Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan, written and illustrated by Ashley Bryan


Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award recognizing an African-American illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults:

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, illustrated and written by Javaka Steptoe

King Illustrator Honor Books
Freedom in Congo Square, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, written by Carole Boston Weatherford
Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan, illustrated and written by Ashley Bryan
In Plain Sight, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney, written by Richard Jackson







Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award:
The Sun Is Also a Star, written by Nicola Yoon (ebook, e-audiobook)


Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement:
Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop


Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:

March: Book Three, created by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell


Printz Honor Books
Asking for It, by Louise O’Neill
The Passion of Dolssa, by Julie Berry (ebook)
Scythe, by Neal Shusterman (ebook)
The Sun Is Also a Star, by Nicola Yoon (ebook, e-audiobook)








Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience:

For children ages 0 to 10:
Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille, written by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Boris Kulikov

For middle grades (ages 11 to 13):
as brave as you, written by Jason Reynolds

For teens (ages 13 to 18)
When We Collided, written by Emery Lord


 

Alex Awards for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences:
The Queen of Blood, by Sarah Beth Durst
The Regional Office is Under Attack! by Manuel Gonzales
In the Country We Love: My Family Divided, by Diane Guerrero with Michelle Burford
Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded, by Hannah Hart
Arena, by Holly Jennings
Every Heart a Doorway, by Seanan McGuire
Romeo and/or Juliet: A Choosable-Path Adventure, by Ryan North
Die Young with Me: A Memoir, by Rob Rufus
The Wasp that Brainwashed the Caterpillar, by Matt Simon
The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko, by Scott Stambach


Andrew Carnegie Medal for excellence in children's video:
Ryan Swenar of Dreamscape Media, LLC, producer of Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music, adapted from the book by Margarita Engle


Laura Ingalls Wilder Award honoring an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children:
Nikki Grimes


Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults:
Sarah Dessen


2018 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award recognizing an author, critic, librarian, historian or teacher of children's literature, who then presents a lecture at a winning host site
Naomi Shihab Nye


Mildred L. Batchelder Award for an outstanding children’s book originally published in a language other than English in a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States:

Cry, Heart, But Never Break, originally published in Danish in 2001 as “Græd blot hjerte,” the book was written by Glenn Ringtved, illustrated by Charolotte Pardi, and translated by Robert Moulthrop

Batchelder Honor Books
Over the Ocean, written and illustrated by Taro Gomi and translated from the Japanese by Taylor Norman
As Time Went By, written and illustrated by José Sanabria and translated from the German by Audrey Hall
The Ballad of a Broken Nose, written by Arne Svingen and translated from the Norwegian by Kari Dickson


Odyssey Award for best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States:

Anna and the Swallow Man, produced by Listening Library. The book is written by Gavriel Savit and narrated by Allan Corduner.

Odyssey Honor Audiobooks
Ghost (book, ebook) produced by Simon and Schuster Audio, written by Jason Reynolds and narrated by Guy Lockard
Dream On, Amber, produced by Recorded Books, written by Emma Shevah and narrated by Laura Kirman
Nimona, (book) produced by HarperAudio, written by Noelle Stevenson and narrated by Rebecca Soler, Jonathan Davis, Marc Thompson, January LaVoy, Natalie Gold, Peter Bradbury and David Pittu.


Pura Belpré Awards honoring a Latino writer and illustrator whose children's books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience:

Belpré Illustrator Award winner:
Lowriders to the Center of the Earth, illustrated by Raúl Gonzalez, written by Cathy Camper

Belpré Illustrator Honor Books:
Esquivel!: Space-Age Sound Artist, illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh, written by Susan Wood
The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes, illustrated and written by Duncan Tonatiuh

Pura Belpré Author Award winner:
Juana & Lucas, written and illustrated by Juana Medina

Belpré Author Honor Book:
The Only Road, written by Alexandra Diaz
 

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award for most distinguished informational book for children:

March: Book Three, written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin and illustrated by Nate Powell

Sibert Honor Books:
Giant Squid, written by Candace Fleming, illustrated by Eric Rohmann
Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story, written by Caren Stelson a
Uprooted: The Japanese American Experience During World War II, written by Albert Marrin
We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler, written by Russell Freedman






Stonewall Book Award - Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award given annually to English-language children’s and young adult books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience:

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Hammer of Thor, written by Rick Riordan
If I Was Your Girl written by Meredith Russo (ebook)

Honor Books:
When the Moon Was Ours, written by Anna-Marie McLemore a
Unbecoming, written by Jenny Downham
Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community, written by Robin Stevenson





Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished beginning reader book:

We Are Growing!, (an Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! book), written by Laurie Keller

Geisel Honor Books
Good Night Owl, written and illustrated by Greg Pizzoli
Oops, Pounce, Quick, Run! An Alphabet Caper, written and illustrated by Mike Twohy
Go Otto Go!, written and illustrated by David Milgrim (ebook)
The Infamous Ratsos, written by Kara LaReau

 


William C. Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens:

The Serpent King, written by Jeff Zentner

Finalists for the Morris Award:
Girl Mans Up, written by M-E Girard,
Rani Patel in Full Effect, written by Sonia Patel
The Smell of Other People’s Houses, written by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
Tell Me Something Real, written by Calla Devlin


YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults:

March: Book Three, created by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell

Finalists for the YALSA award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults:
Hillary Rodham Clinton:  A Woman Living History, by Karen Blumenthal
In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives, by Kenneth C. Davis
Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune, written by Pamela S. Turner, illustrated by Gareth Hinds
This Land Is Our Land: A History of American Immigration, written by Linda Barrett Osborne


For more information on the ALA youth media awards and notables, please visit www.ala.org/yma .

Friday, January 6, 2017

New Programs



The new year brings two new youth programs: Createapalooza for preschoolers through 1st graders and Buildapalooza for 2nd through 5th graders.

Each of these events will be held on the second Saturday of each month and will include a building challenge and time to build with LEGO bricks, Squigs, and more. 

See more here and register here.


Storytime, elementary book clubs, and TNT (teen and tween) Books and Bites will also continue this month. See details and register through the links below. 

In Storytime, we'll kick off the new year with a "new" theme.  We'll read about, sing about, and craft about new pets, new babies, new books, and new things this month.

Our elementary book clubs are reading about names (Book Buddies), Dolphins at Daybreak (Bookworms), and inventions/inventors (Chapter Chatters).

See our TNT page for more information about TNT Books and Bites and other TNT programs.